Nicolai N. Petro is Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island, where he previously held the Silvia-Chandley Professorship of Peace Studies and Nonviolence. His scholarly awards include two Fulbright awards (one to Russia and one to Ukraine), a Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship, and research awards from the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in Washington, D.C., and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 2021 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, Italy.
In addition to his scholarly writings, which are available on his web site www.npetro.net, he has written for Asia Times, The American Interest, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian (UK), Harvard International Review, International New York Times, Kyiv Post, Moscow Times, The Nation, The National Interest, Wilson Quarterly, World Politics Review, and the Yale Journal of International Affairs.
The Tragedy of Ukraine: What Classical Greek Tragedy Can Teach Us About Conflict Resolution. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2023.
“Building a Lasting Settlement for Ukraine,” (with Gilbert Doctorow) The National Interest, June 11, 2022
“A True Solution to the Tragedy of Ukraine,” The National Interest, March 21, 2022.
“Putin’s Notions of Russian Spiritual and Moral Values Explained,” Vital Interests Online Forum, Center on National Security at Fordham Law, May 13, 2021.
“Joe Biden and the Challenge of Ukraine,” The National Interest, January 9, 2021.
“Are We Reading Russia Right?” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, vol. 42, No. 2 (Summer 2018), pp. 131-154.